Grass is greener for local family

Grass is greener for local family

Mujaheeda Syeban (9), or Mujie to most, and her family received the back yard makeover so they could spend more family time together outside.

Mujie uses a wheelchair as she has cerebral palsy, which causes visual, hearing and intellectual impairment, as well as epilepsy.

Mujie’s mother Nurul Syeban said she wanted to thank everyone involved in giving her daughter a pleasant garden to enjoy.

‘It is so nice to now have an outside area we can all enjoy together,’ she said.

‘I would especially like to thank everyone involved and the volunteers who did the work.’

Mrs Syeban said Mujie had a hard time communicating but loved being around people.

‘People find it hard to relate to someone who is non-verbal, but Mujie is very friendly and happy when people talk with her,’ she said.

Mrs Syeban said caring for Mujie and her four sisters at the same time as gardening and housekeeping was a challenge, so the back yard had been barren.

There is now a native garden, vegetable patch and paved area with shade for Mujie and her family.

Mrs Syeban said family, friends and NS Projects volunteers worked on the garden over two Sundays. ‘It was a big job and we had a lot of people helping us,’ she said.